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A Lebanese Makeup Tutorial

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All I could think of is Lara Kay when I watched this.

The Forgotten Armenian Genocide: 99 Years Already

Picture from yesterday’s demonstration in Martyrs Square – Beirut (via ArmeniansInLebanon)

Pope Francis Coming To Jordan on May 24, Won’t Visit Lebanon During His Middle East Trip

Pope Francis is the coolest pope we’ve got in years and he’s coming to the Middle East in May for a 3-day visit mainly to Amman in Jordan and Bethlehem. Despite rumors that he might stop by Lebanon, reports are confirming he won’t be passing by. If everything goes as planned, I will be in Jordan on May 24th and will maybe get a chance to see him live.

Fouad Chehab For President

Former President Fouad Chehab posters were spotted today in Hamra as the MPs were voting for our new Lebanese President. Chehab was Lebanon’s president between 1958 and 1964. He died in 1973.
via Beirut Report

Man Beats His Wife And Leaves Her On The Side Of A Road In Tripoli

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This is not the first time he beats her apparently yet she refuses to file a lawsuit against him. Lawsuit or not, the man beat her in a public place and should be arrested. This is not just a case of domestic violence, this is an assault on an innocent woman and her kid.

Baabda Wel Helou

I would have added: Yi7ello 3anna kelloun
Done by my friend Trella

Nadine Moussa First Lebanese Woman To Run For Presidency

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I am quite surprised to hear she’s the first woman to ever run for presidency. Too bad Nadine doesn’t stand a chance at all.

PS: She shouldn’t have put myself as the alternative for Geagea and Aoun.

Rectangle Jaune goes on a bigger splash


It has been brought to my attention today that the new Rectangle Jaune catalog is based on the work of David Hockney they man who epitomized California cool (all while coming from damp Britai

What Every Arab Country Is Worst at …

The above list was compiled by a website called Raseef22, and Lebanon is featured as being the Arab country where politicians are the least trustworthy.

Phase 2 of reading for toddlers

Phase 2 words

Vero Modca by Tarek Chemaly now live!

For those of you who did not get to see Vero Modca and the installation that accompanied it, the video is now live and uploaded! Enjoy it....

From around town....

I have not done the usual tour of ads in town for a while now, and here's some of what has been missed...


 Let's start with this anti-corruption campaign. A good example if any of a horse drawn by a committee (which ends up a camel in case you didn't know). There are simple ads and simplistic ones - this clearly falls i the latter category. But hey, if the gazillion sponsors are happy, who am I to argue?

ISF Launch #زغير_البيت Child Safety Awareness

The Internal Security Forces launched the #زغير_البيت campaign on Twitter last week to raise child safety awareness, and the importance of putting children in car safety seats when driving. I thought the hashtag was quite original and a lot of Lebanese use it to tweet pictures of their children.

Zouk Mikhael Road Sign: Pedestrians Have Rights Too

I like the fact that the Zouk Mikhael municipality cares for pedestrians but that’s a sign for elderly or disabled people crossing the road.

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